Tulsa, Okla. - Some area wildlife is a little more "wild" right now.
From now until early December, it's mating season for deer, and that means the long-legged animals are more likely to be on the move and more likely to leap in front of your car.
State Wildlife Department expert Nels Rodefeld says it's a matter of bad timing.
"Deer are most active at daylight and dark, and those time periods are starting to coincide with the time when most people are going to and from work," he said.
If a deer does jump in front of your car, Rodefeld remind everyone that you should never try to swerve.
Instead, he says you should slow down as much as you can, but keep going straight.
He says it's much better to hit the deer than it is to hit a tree or swerve into oncoming traffic.
Deer collisions can happen just about anywhere.
There have even been deer sighted in downtown Tulsa.
But he says the biggest risk is in transition zones between an urban and a rural environment, like the suburbs.
There, he says you have a relatively high concentration of people in an area where wildlife is still relatively abundant.